WR Aldrick Robinson - Free Agent
|5-10, 184||Born: 9-24-1988||College: SMU||Drafted: Round 6, pick 2011|
2018 Week 4 vs LAR (2 / 2 / 33 / 2 rec)
After serving on the practice squad with Cousins for the Redskins, he now got his chance to start for the Vikings. The bulk of the targets are always going to go to Thielen and Diggs, but it was Robinson who made the difference in the red zone. He had touchdown catches of 16 and 17 yards to help keep the Vikings in the game. The first catch came on a blown coverage by the Rams. They were playing zone coverage and the corner vacated his zone to jump on an underneath route and left Robinson wide open in the end zone all by himself. It was an easy pitch and catch with Cousins from there. The second touchdown was a poor route run by Robinson that just happened to work out. He ran to the exact same spot as Kyle Rudolph in the end zone but was able to run under the ball before anyone else. The 2 players even touched on their route and that is something that should never happen. Robinson did not see any other targets during the game but showed that he still had chemistry with Cousins. It will be interesting to see how much work he takes away from Laquon Treadwell over the course of the season.
2018 Week 7 vs NYJ (3 / 1 / 34 / 1 rec)
The offense went through Thielen and Murray this week, but Robinson managed to bring in 1 big reception. Robinson hauled in 1 of his 3 targets for 34 yards and a touchdown. It was a deep pass down the sideline that looked a lot like the pass to Thielen earlier in the game. Robinson got a step on his man and Cousins fired the perfect pass to his outside shoulder. He has shown a lot of rapport with Cousins but is still not a reliable fantasy option going forward.
2018 Week 11 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
Outside of his first game with the Vikings where he scored 2 touchdowns, there has not been a lot to cheer about for Robinson. He is overshadowed by Diggs and Thielen and is even firmly behind Treadwell. He got his chance in the 4th quarter this week with the Bears shutting out the Vikings other top weapons. Robinson ran a skinny post route in the red zone and hauled in the 13-yard touchdown. His initial defender made a feeble diving attempt to tackle him, but Robinson powered his way into the end zone. The ensuing 2-point conversion brought the Vikings within a score, but a late field goal by the Bears put the game away. Robinson is completely dependent on touchdowns and has not been a viable option in the Viking offense for the majority of the season.
2018 Week 13 vs NE (9 / 5 / 37 / 0 rec)
What could have been for Robinson if Cousins had a better day under center. Robinson had 9 targets this week, but only snagged 5 receptions. His longest catch was 10 yards and everything else was just short out routes. There was a period where the Vikings ran the same play 3 times and Robinson caught it along the sideline each time. The big play went from being a touchdown to an interception very quickly. Robinson ran a go route up the seam and Cousins looked to have made a great throw to a sliding Robinson for a score. Unfortunately, he was unable to hold on to the ball, and after the ball rolled on the back of one defender it got kicked into the air and intercepted by another defender. Robinson had another exchange in the corner of the end zone that could have been a touchdown had it not been for interference that was not called. The defender had wrapped his arm around Robinson and held him to the point that he could not jump and make a play on the ball. It was the same referee who did not throw a flag when Thielen was interfered with in the exact same spot. It was a tough game for the Vikings, but Robinson could have easily had 2 touchdowns and changed the outcomes of the game.
2018 Week 15 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 44 / 1 rec)
It was not an overly impressive game for Robinson this week, but he did step up and make a big touchdown catch. The Vikings were fading a little in the second half. Cousins had thrown an interception returned for a touchdown going in to half time and the defense gave up a 75-yard touchdown run to open the second half. In steps Robinson who made a 40-yard touchdown catch to stop the bleeding. He split the defense right down the middle of the field and caught a perfectly thrown ball by Cousins. He only had 1 other catch for 4 yards in the game but came up with the big touchdown when it mattered. Robinson has a ton of chemistry with Cousins from their days in Washington and could be a sneaky weapon for the Vikings down the stretch.
2017 Week 4 vs ARI (12 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)
Robinson's massive uptick in snaps resulted from Marquise Goodwin getting hurt near the end of the first quarter. His massive target haul was due to Patrick Peterson shadowing Pierre Garcon, particularly once Robinson took the field. His almost-hard-to-believe low catch rate represented the confluence of those two statements. Having hardly practiced or played together, RObinson and quarterback Brian Hoyer were rarely on the same page. On a couple of occassions, Hoyer's throws were too far in front of him because he doesn't have Goodwin's lightning fast speed. On a couple of others, Robinson either sat down in the soft spot of a zone when Hoyer thought he'd continue his route or vice versa. On a couple of eithers, Hoyer made a back-shoulder throw as Robinson continued his route upfield. As if to put an exclamation point on this frustration, Robinson dropped a 14-yard pass across the middle on the second play of overtime, and was never targeted again.
2017 Week 6 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 66 / 1 rec)
Robinson had two of the 49ers' four longest gains despite playing only 21 percent of offensive snaps. Operating out of the inside in a trips right formation on 3rd-and-10, Robinson made a leaping catch for 21 yards after getting open on his deep out route between Washington's safety and Tampa-2 linebacker. That drive quickly ended in a punt, whereas Robinson's other big play capped off a late touchdown drive to bring San Francisco within two points at the two-minute warning. However, the 45-yard reception had less to do with Robinson than with a deft play call by Kyle Shanahan and a defensive miscue by cornerback Fabian Moreau. Reversing their typical alignments, Robinson was in slot right and Trent Taylor was outside right. Meanwhile, Moreau was lined up across from Taylor with cornerback Kendall Fuller across from Robinson. On the play, Taylor ran an inside slant (from the outside) while Robinson ran an out and up (from the inside). Fuller switched onto Taylor, but Moreau didn't switch onto Robinson, leaving him uncovered downfield for an easy pitch-and-catch touchdown.
2017 Week 8 vs PHI (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
C.J. Beathard's first interception was the result of throwing low and behind Robinson on a quick slant. Despite playing most of (the quite lengthy) garbage time, Robinson's only other target was knocked away by cornerback Rasul Douglas on a go route down the left sideline. Robinson had half-a-step on Douglas and Beathard placed the pass accurately despite getting hit as he threw. It was simply a case of Douglas recovering and making a nice play on the ball.
2017 Week 9 vs ARI (8 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
It's not often that you see a receiver get eight targets, yet have so little opportunity to produce yardage from those targets. Officially, Robinson had only 51 air yards on those eight targets, but that number drops to 43 when you account for the fact that three of his incomplete "targets" weren't targets at all. Rather, they were sack-avoiding tosses in Robinson's general direction. Furthermore, the accuracy of two additional incomplete targets was ruined by C.J. Beathard getting hit as he threw the ball. Therefore, Robinson really only had one incomplete target. Of course that, too, wasn't his fault, as Beathard woefully underthrew a deep pass after Robinson had cleanly beaten Patrick Peterson's man-to-man coverage. It should be noted that Robinson moved into the slot after Trent Taylor got hurt at the end of the first half.
2017 Week 10 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
With San Francisco focusing on the run and therefore leaning heavily on 21 personnel (i.e., two running backs, two wide receivers, and one tight end), Louis Murphy and Kendall Bourne saw the field ahead of Robinson for much of the first half. Robinson's only target came early in the second quarter lined up outside against Janoris Jenkins -- which seems to contradict the above 21-personnel hypothesis. Regardless, he beat Jenkins' zone coverage on a dig route and made a tough catch in the middle of the field.
2017 Week 14 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Both of Robinson's targets came on consecutive plays prior to Robbie Gould's half-ending field goal. With 30 seconds left, Robinson ran a dig route from slot right and was wide open for 18 yards. After a Jimmy Garoppolo spike, Robinson was once again lined up in the tight slot, but this time ran 10 yards directly to the middle of the field and sat down in Houston's zone. Cornerback Kareem Jackson was late on his drive toward the ball, so Robinson was able to make the catch and fall forward to set up a field goal from between the hash marks.
2017 Week 17 vs LAR (3 / 1 / 12 / 1 rec)
Robinson played more than usual due to Marquise Goodwin's concussion midway through the second quarter. He wasn't able to replace Goodwin's production, however. Robinson was targeted twice in the red zone on nearly identical routes, a skinny post out of the slot. The first was deflected away by cornerback Kevin Peterson. The second resulted in a touchdown when Robinson faked slot cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman out of his shoes to get wide open.
2016 Week 2 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Robinson had two key gains in this game. He caught a play-action pass from an I formation set on a comeback route for 19 yards to get Atlanta inside the Raiders' 30 early in the game. He also earned 10 yards on a low throw while running a 3rd and 10 crossing route, earning the first down and extending the drive in Atlanta's fourth series of the game and this led to a touchdown.
2016 Week 3 vs NO (2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Robinson caught a crossing route for four yards at the end of the first quarter inside the Saints 20 during the second drive. Like the rest of the receiving corps, they were almost superfluous in light of the running backs' production on the ground and through the air.
2016 Week 4 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 48 / 1 rec)
The receiver was targeted on an outside curl but defensed by cornerback Berne Benwikere in the mid-third quarter. A few plays later, Robinson caught a slant. He scored on Benwikere later with a nice double move up the left side and a catch just inside the boundary for 35 yards.
2016 Week 5 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Robinson's only target was cut off by Chris Harris; a timing route in the early second quarter.
2016 Week 6 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
He dropped a comeback off a designed roll out inside Seattle's 36 and later made a catch for eight yards.
2016 Week 7 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He couldn't catch the sideline throw to the right boundary in the second half midway through the third quarter. It was his best opportunity all game.
2016 Week 10 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Stuffed on a tunnel screen for a minimal during the third drive of the game, this two-yard catch was the only target he saw.
2016 Week 13 vs KC (3 / 2 / 18 / 1 rec)
Robinson earned yards up the left seam for a first down during the third series. He later saw a target in the red zone on a post route that was well defended and scored the go-ahead three plays later for a short-lived, one-point lead. He could earn more targets if Julio Jones and/or Mohammed Sanu miss significant time.
2016 Week 14 vs LA (6 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
The reserve subbing for an injured Mohamed Sanu earned 25 yards on a deep out during the fourth series against off man coverage. During the firth series he caught a quick out for five yards in the fifth series and with less than four minutes in the half, he earned 8 on a stick route over the middle. His work on the outside twin paired with Taylor Gabriel in the third quarter drew the attention of the safety and left Gabriel open on a deep cross for a 64-yard score.
2016 Week 15 vs SF (5 / 4 / 111 / 0 rec)
With Julio Jones out of the lineup, Robinson was the biggest benefactor against the 49ers. After a season-high six targets last week, Robinson followed it up with five looks this week despite Atlanta throwing just 24 passes on the game. Robinson came wide open on a slant route in the first half for a catch-and-run of 59 yards. One of Matt Ryan's best throws of the game came on a roll-out deep comeback route to Robinson in the third quarter. With Atlanta taking their foot off the pedal by the mid-fourth quarter, Robinson's career day was accrued in just the opening three quarters of action.
2016 Week 16 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Ryan found Robinson in the middle of the field with his third read for a first down near midfield to begin the third drive.
2016 Week 17 vs NO (2 / 2 / 36 / 0 rec)
He gained 17 on a route up the left sideline on a play from midfield in the second quarter, leading to a touchdown pass to Sanu later in the drive. Late in the half, Robinson struck again with a 19-yard catch up the right sideline.
2016 Week 19 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Robinson got open on a deep slant off a play action partial roll on 2nd and 10 with 13:20 in the half, but got overthrown. It was the extent of his day.
2013 Week 3 vs DET (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Robinson did not finish with any statistics in the box score. He exhibited deep speed on a play action pass from Robert Griffin III, beating a Lions cornerback by several steps on a deep ball. Robinson reeled in what would have been a fifty-plus yard score, but the Replay Assistant overturned the touchdown.
2013 Week 7 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 75 / 1 rec, 1 / -11 / 0 rush)
In 2012, Aldrick Robinson dazzled live and TV audiences with his tremendous deep speed. With Washington's dominant ground game, the Redskins were able to set up play-action and give Robert Griffin III opportunities to chuck it deep down the field to Robinson. Several weeks into the 2013 season, the Redskins drew up a play-action pass that went about as favorably as it could have given the circumstances. With Washington's offensive line keeping the pocket clean, Robert Griffin III had all the time in the world to heave a deep ball to Robinson, who happened to be double-covered in Chicago's end zone. However, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman fell down at the point of the catch, giving Robinson and the Redskins a forty-five yard score and a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter.Had Tillman remained upright, the chances of Robinson securing the catch would have been greatly reduced. Robinson certainly had his best day of the 2013 season - securing both of his targets for seventy-five yards through the air - but he certainly had luck on his side with Tillman's accident.
2013 Week 11 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 60 / 1 rec)
Robinson took over for Leonard Hankerson after the former endured a knee injury. Robinson exhibited terrific body control on a fourth-quarter desperation heave by Robert Griffin III to complete a forty-one yard touchdown catch, securing the ball against his body as he fell down in the end zone. Even though he spotted Hankerson in terms of snaps, Robinson did not see his fellow wideout's share of targets, finishing with a mere three. The Redskins primarily use Robinson as a deep threat decoy to clear out the middle of the field for Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, and Jordan Reed rather than a pass catcher. A limited amount of targets, even with a depleted receiver corps against a banged-up Eagles secondary, shows that Washington still does not trust Robinson much in the passing game.
2013 Week 14 vs KC (6 / 4 / 67 / 0 rec)
Afforded more snaps with injuries to Leonard Hankerson and Jordan Reed, Robinson caught a season-high four passes and led the Redskins in receiving yards. On the Redskins' sixth series, the Southern Methodist product got wide open for a thirty-yard gain that eventually set up a Logan Paulsen touchdown catch. Usually a deep threat decoy, the Redskins got Robinson involved at all level of the route tree, with mixed success. Robinson has a smooth gait and an ability to beat secondaries with ease, which he showcased against the Chiefs. At this point, however, Robinson is a gadget for Griffin's deep pass attempts, and little else.
2013 Week 15 vs ATL (7 / 4 / 99 / 0 rec)
Building off a four for sixty-seven performance last week against the Chiefs, Robinson looked terrific facing the generous Falcons. He got easy separation from the Atlanta secondary on a sixty-two yard reception after a Cousins deep drop, which brought Washington into the Atlanta red zone early in the second quarter. Robinson ended up catching three more passes from Cousins, all for double-digit gains. The Southern Methodist product was the intended receiver on Kirk Cousins' second interception at Atlanta. Cousins threw a duck from the Washington end zone that Falcons safety William Moore easily picked off.
2013 Week 16 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Robinson was the Redskins' second-leading receiver in Week Sixteen. To put into perspective how much Pierre Garcon shouldered the receiving load agains the Cowboys, Robinson caught one pass for fourteen yards. The second-year receiver did see forty-five snaps against the Cowboys, his second-highest of the 2013 season.
2013 Week 17 vs NYG (11 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
A victim of Cousins' sloppy play at quarterback, Robinson caught three of his eleven targets for thirty-three yards, garnering double-digit targets for the first time this season. It is unfortunate Robinson was unable to do more, despite the deck being stacked against him in terms of weather, opponent, and quarterback play. His route running ability is still raw, but if he can work on his craft, Robinson should be able to compete - and win - the starting job alongside Pierre Garcon in 2014.
2012 Week 1 vs NO (6 / 4 / 52 / 1 rec)
The 2011 sixth-rounder from Southern Methodist University tied for the team lead in targets and gave Robert Griffin III another viable receiving option, especially after Pierre Garcon left the game with an injury. Robinson functioned as a serviceable substitution for Garcon, as Griffin looked to him whenever Kyle Shanahan's playcalling demanded something ambitious. Robinson showed quickness and solid route-running abilities, catching bubble screens and once smoking Saints' cornerback Patrick Robinson on a comeback route outside the numbers. While he did catch a touchdown pass from Griffin, Robinson's biggest play of the game came on a pass interference call late in the fourth quarter. On fourth-and-inches, Griffin rolled right and fired to Robinson in the end zone. Robinson drew a PI flag, setting up the Redskins' offense on the one yard line - Albert Morris broke the plane to give Washington a 40-25 lead. Even if Garcon returns - and he will - Griffin showed a lot of trust in the second-year receiver, and he could find himself climbing the Redskins' depth chart soon.
2012 Week 2 vs STL (3 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
The rookie from Southern Methodist, who impressed in limited duty in Week 1, returned to the field to snatch two catches for forty yards. Robinson showcased the crisp route-running skills that will keep him on the field for the Redskins, running a tight double post route to set up a twenty-eight yard Washington gain. With Pierre Garcon ailing and Josh Morgan likely in Mike Shanahan's doghouse, Robinson is a good bet to see a large amount of snaps for the Redskins in the coming weeks. He did botch a long gain on a deep ball from Robert Griffin III, which ricocheted off his hands for an incomplete pass.
2012 Week 3 vs CIN (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
The rookie had a quiet afternoon in his home debut as a Redskin, recording one catch for twelve yards. He received three targets on the day. The Redskins' offensive play calling dictated a balanced run-pass ratio - even when Washington was behind by fourteen - and Robinson's output was one of its casualties
2012 Week 9 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Robinson got the start over Leonard Hankerson and promptly dropped a pass, barely to be heard from again in the game. The Redskins are looking for anybody that might add some playmaking ability to their passing game, but it doesn't appear that Robinson is that missing piece.
2012 Week 11 vs PHI (1 / 1 / 49 / 1 rec)
On Washington's first possession of the second quarter, Robinson caught a deep ball from Robert Griffin III for a forty-nine yard Redskins touchdown. With the Eagles' front seven biting on a double end-around fake, Robinson ran a go route down the middle of the field while bracketed by the Philadelphia secondary. Expecting more safety help, Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha gave up on the play and Robinson caught a perfect pass - totally uncovered - for a score. It was Robinson's only catch and only target of the game.
2012 Week 12 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 68 / 1 rec)
Over the last two weeks, no wide receiver has made a bigger impact with a smaller workload than the rookie from SMU. Out of the pistol formation, Washington called for a play-action fake while Robinson blew past the defense running a deep post route. Safely away from coverage quarterback Robert Griffin III launched a sixty-eight yard pass into the waiting hands of Robinson for a Redskins touchdown. The play was strikingly similar - if not the same - to the forty-nine yard touchdown grab Robinson made against the Eagles the previous week. Like Week Eleven against the Eagles, the touchdown catch against Dallas was Robinson's only target.